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Travel Health Clinic
Selkirk Travel Health Clinic - every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
237 Manitoba Avenue
(during peak travel season extra clinics are added)
Appointments can be made by calling 204-785-4891.
It is recommended that appointments be made at least 8 weeks in advance of travel.

If you are planning to travel internationally, you should be aware that conditions in other countries may be very different from those in Canada and may seriously affect your health and personal security.  A well-informed traveler is more likely to be a healthy traveler.

Travel Health is a non-insured benefit. Check with your insurance provider to see if your policy covers a portion of the cost. You may require immunization shots for you and your family if you are planning to travel abroad. Contact with a Travel Health Clinic will assist you with this travel planning. You may even choose to place your name on the Registration of Canadian Abroad registry, and investigate the latest conditions in the country you plan to visit by browsing the Travel Health Notices

At the travel health clinic, clients are advised of the risks associated with their travel destination. Upon completion of an assessment, the travel health nurse will make immunization recommendations but it's up to the client to decide which vaccines they'd like to receive. Pre travel advice is more than just needles and pills. It is an assessment of risks to which the traveler will be exposed.

In assessing risk the following points are considered:
  • Duration of travel
  • Purpose of trip
  • Style of travel (back pack or five star hotel)
  • Age
  • Time of year (some infections may be seasonal)
  • Urban vs. rural
  • Medical conditions or medications
  • Destination

There are many vaccines. They can be divided into three categories: a. Routine e.g. Td (Tetanus and Diptheria) b. Required e.g. Yellow Fever c. Recommended e.g. Hepatitis A

Useful Links

What You Need to Know About Your Insured Health Benefits

Public Health Agency of Canada

Travel Health Advisories

Health Recommendations from the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT Statements)

Guidelines for the Practice of Travel Medicine (CATMAT)

International Reports from Public Health Authorities

Travel Clinics across Canada

Outbreak Reports

International Public Health Bulletins

Links and other Sources of Information on Travel Health & Travel Medicine

Travel Reports Provided by Foreign Affairs Canada

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta

The World Health Organization

The International Association of Medical Assistance to Travellers(IAMAT)

International Society of Travel Medicine

Additional links:

British Airways: Medical Information

Fit for Travel

Kids Travel Doc

Manitoba Blue Cross - Travel Health Insurance

Manitoba Health

National Advisory Committee on Immunization(NACI)

The World Clock 

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